Mean Old Tom | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American-style stout aged on organic vanilla beans. Intense notes of coffee and dark chocolate lead way to subtle notes of natural vanilla. Flaked oats generate a silky mouthfeel.

Added by dciBA on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,396
Reviews:
467
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
495
For Trade:
16
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Ratings: 2,396 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of Fishwhisperer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGibbons
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackjaffar
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Black with medium khaki head that sticks around for a bit.
Smell: Coffee, dark fruit, chocolate.
Taste: Dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, and cola.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, nice and thick for its abv.
Overall: A solid Stout, but I'm missing the vanilla.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BertGib11
4.9/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrimustheOne
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Born on date 3/17/17, and drank on 3/26/17. Bottle says to drink within 90 days.

Tastes like any stout craft beer you could get from a variety of breweries. Strong coffee and roasted malts dominate. Vanilla beans are barely discernible. Not a bad beer, but without a stronger vanilla bean presence, it's nothing special.

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Photo of Shaun_S
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Seen this bottle many, many times at my local spots but finally decided to pick one up. Bottled three weeks prior to pouring it into a pint glass. Nice black body with a tightly packed tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and vanilla extract. The vanilla smells like it belongs in the mix as opposed to be thrown into the beer to add another flavor. Taste warms the palate - roasted malt, ground medium-roast coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, walnuts and slight char. Excellent balance of flavors and super drinkable. Finishes with a nice bitterness and it's so smooth throughout. Great stout with an ABV that hits my sweet spot...but here comes a mea culpa on my personal failing as a reviewer - I just can't help but acknowledge the price/format. I'd like to think it doesn't impact my enjoyment of the beer but let's be honest - I know it does, even if just a sliver. I suck, I know. The price/format sucks too.

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Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle. Black with slight head. Right amount of vanilla.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cbmcguire
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth with hints of vanilla & coffee. Yum.

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Photo of Wardt16
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brocktune
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of degueulasse
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had been wanting to try this for months before finding myself at Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar in Cambridge, MA, and seeing it on their beer list. I was not disappointed: it pours a dark black and has hints of vanilla to the smell. The taste is pleasantly mellow, with relatively minor coffee and chocolate tones and again a very soft hint of vanilla. Lighter and less thick than many stouts, it has a delightful fizz and slight sourness on the tongue.

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Photo of Spoild
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at Ryan & Casey's Liquors in Greenfield, MA. The beer has a dark black appearance with a light brown color, thin head with some lacing. Aromas are mostly a cocoa smell but I can sort of sense that vanilla bean hint near the end. The taste generally followed the nose with a bit of dark fruit or maybe raspberry. Very creamy texture and mouthfeel really makes this delicious. Overall, an awesome mouthfeel and pretty good appearance.

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Photo of A_Drew
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mean Old Tom from Maine Beer Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,396 ratings.
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